While I’m on my search for the perfect maternity wardrobe (it’s not going well) I’m uncovering plenty of inspiration from the wardrobes of pregnant celebrities. If only I was gliding down a red carpet every day I’d have enough ideas to see me through to baby’s due date (5th November, how could you forget?) because yes, there are tonnes of beautiful bump-friendly gowns and outfits which enhance the bump but look super chic when worn with heels and a full face of make up (and tailored to within an inch of it’s life to fit like a glove). But there is a definite lack of off-duty inspo which is more helpful for the likes of little old me. I guess stylists deserve a day or two off just like the rest of us.
But, let’s keep things positive and look at all the loveliness out there lately, from Blake Lively using the Cannes Film Festival red carpet as her own week-long catwalk, to Ginnifer Goodwin’s angelic look at a recent LA Benefit.
So here she is, one of my original favourites from my first Pregnant Celebrity Style post, Blake Lively, pregnant with child number two to her hubbie Ryan Reynolds. I have to say, a few of her outfit choices were a little hit and miss for me (let’s not mention the red Chanel Couture duster coat) and she’s not quite nailed it yet as she did with her first pregnancy, but there were a few corkers.
This sky blue metallic Atelier Versace number wasn’t her first outfit of the week, but it was the one that made everyone go ‘hang on, where’d that bump come from?! It was fitting, daring and god damn gorgeous, and she pulled it off with total confidence.
Her Giambattista Valli mini dress was a particular favourite of mine as it was fun, age appropriate (she didn’t look like she’d raided her Mum’s wardrobe) and showed off her fabulous legs. I love the shawl effect which made it perfectly ‘Cannes’ and thanks to the dainty embellishment, ruching and pleating, bump or no bump, it was easy to forget she was pregnant in this dress.
I’m not sure if it’s a dress or a coat but whatever it is, classic black with a plunge neckline is a timeless lesson in sexy but sophisticated. I hope Blake is enjoying her pregnancy as much as she is clearly enjoying playing dress up, and that in between the outfit changes and fittings she’s enjoying a tub or two of Ben and Jerry’s.
Liv Tyler is a classic beauty and she upped the glam for her recent trip to London where she attended the Elle Style Awards and picked up the statue for Best TV Actress. I actually attended the after party for these awards but didn’t do much serious celeb spotting unfortunately.
Liv’s blue off the shoulder gown is sleek and bold and perfect for someone who ain’t afraid to show off their gorgeous bump!
Nicky Hilton is a name I never imagined I’d blog about. I forgot she was even a person to be honest. But then she suddenly popped back up on the radar wearing a stunning Dennis Basso gown for a recent gala and had us all hooked. Strapless, floral applique and flowing, it was a perfect dress for a super serious event, one that you and I can probably only ever dream of!
Finally, looking every inch the Snow White character she plays in Once Upon A Time, Ginnifer Goodwin proved that sheer and white should not be avoided just because you’re pregnancy. Lovely to see a celebrity wearing a maternity brand for a red carpet appearance, and this A Pea in A Pod number hugs her in all the right places. Isn’t she just the cutest!!